How Plant-Based Diets Will Improve Your Life

It seems that everyday consumers are inundated with an array of new fad diets. There are new rules, new requirements, new superfoods, new banned products. And to make matters more confusing, the requirements of one diet often contradict with the next trend to hit the market. With all the conflicting data coming at us, it’s understandable to be confused about what diet you should select if you’re looking to look weight or live a healthier lifestyle.

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Do You Have to Combine Plant Proteins at a Meal?

All nutrients come from the sun or the soil. Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin,” is created when skin is exposed to sunlight. Everything else comes from the ground. Minerals originate from the earth, and vitamins from the plants and micro-organisms that grow from it.

The calcium in a cow’s milk (and in her 200-pound skeleton) came from all the plants she ate, which drew it up from the soil. We can cut out the middle-moo, though, and get calcium directly from the plants.

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

Hold the Beef. Hong Kong's Green Monday Movement Builds a Flexitarian Globe

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Julie is committed to telling the story of where business meets good. She is the Founder of B Storytelling, a content development company specifically designed to help popularize the good happening through business. They do this by helping B Corps and other social enterprises identify, build and leverage their brands. She is also a writer for 3BL Media and Just Means and has been published in M&V Magazine and the Centre of Social Innovation at the University of Cambridge among others. Julie has an MBA in Managing for Sustainability from Marlboro Graduate School. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida and is laser focused on becoming a better surfer than her husband, Thomas. 

Plant-Based is Not the Same as Vegetarian

Referring to heart disease, Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD asks, “Why is there reticence to provide the public with guidelines that will spare them this disease or its progression?” in an article published in The American Journal of Cardiology.

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

Easy 2-Ingredient Turmeric Bombs to Fight Inflammation

By Natural Blaze

Inflammation is considered one of the most formidable causes of disease! Quell the pain and inflammation with your own DIY supplement superfood. Try these easy and sweet 2-ingredient turmeric bombs.

We would like to offer one important suggestion! If you can stomach it – add as much black pepper as possible.

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Passionate about natural health, food freedom, organic living, alternative medicine, and wellness, Natural Blaze provides free health news, remedies, recipes, wellness, and homesteading tips.

Hungry for Health? Try These Pre-Exercise Treats

Belly up to the bar before banishing your belly at the gym. No workout is going to give you the results you want if you're not properly hydrated and fueled to make it through in top form.

Here are some healthy pre-workout snacks to add to your repertoire.

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A former cubicle dweller with a passion for healthy living, I'll make any excuse to get outside. When I'm not on the basketball court you'll find me whipping up a new concoction in the kitchen. Find more great health content, discover www.HealthListed.com

Guilt-Free Morning Glory Muffin Recipe

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6 Vegan Recipes to Start Off the Summer

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A vegan diet is healthy, nutritious, and good for the body, mind, and planet.

Cooking vegan food doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming. With a few fresh ingredients and some pantry staples you will soon be on your way to discovering a new and exciting way to eat.

Here are some easy recipes to get you started:

1. Maple Spice Granola

Ingredients:

160 grams (2 cups) old-fashioned oats

35 grams (¼ cup) slivered almonds

30 grams (¼ cup) walnuts, coarsely chopped

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Jacky Miller is a Registered Dietician based in New Zealand. She specializes in chronic conditions and through diet and lifestyle changes helps her patients improve their health, and lead richer, more fulfilling lives. She writes regularly on health related topics for blogs including MindBodyGreen, Jen Reviews, and The Huffington Post. 

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10 (More) Health Benefits of Going Vegan

We recently brought you ten amazing reasons to shift to a plant-based diet, from resolving several diseases and conditions to weight los and fitness. But we aren't through yet! Here are TEN MORE!

11. A Vegan Diet Prevents Heart Disease

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Jacky Miller is a Registered Dietician based in New Zealand. She specializes in chronic conditions and through diet and lifestyle changes helps her patients improve their health, and lead richer, more fulfilling lives. She writes regularly on health related topics for blogs including MindBodyGreen, Jen Reviews, and The Huffington Post. 

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White Meat May Be as Cholesterol-Raising as Red

In light of recommendations for heart healthy eating from national professional organizations encouraging Americans to limit their intake of meat, the beef industry commissioned and co-wrote a review of randomized controlled trials comparing the effects of beef versus chicken and fish on cholesterol levels published over the last 60 years.

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

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02/09/2019
It seems that everyday consumers are inundated with an array of new fad diets. There are new rules, new requirements, new superfoods, new banned products. And to make matters more confusing, the... read more
Three containers of combined plant proteins in vegetarian meals.
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Assortment of green fruits and vegetables on wooden table.
04/06/2018
Bite-Sized Change After 13 years of pescetarianism, I might be reconsidering prosciutto and fried chicken. Tragic, to my purist, animal-loving friends, yes. But I feel like I don’t see the... read more
Pile of colorful vegetables spilling across wooden table
02/27/2018
Referring to heart disease, Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD asks, “Why is there reticence to provide the public with guidelines that will spare them this disease or its progression?” in... read more
Black ceramic bowl filled with powdered turmeric
01/12/2018
By Natural Blaze Inflammation is considered one of the most formidable causes of disease! Quell the pain and inflammation with your own DIY supplement superfood. Try these easy and... read more
Shirtless male torso and hand holding fruit and vegetables
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Healthy morning glory muffins arrange don green plate in pink wrappers.
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An array of colorful vegetable laid out on cutting board
06/17/2017
We recently brought you ten amazing reasons to shift to a plant-based diet, from resolving several diseases and conditions to weight los and fitness. But we aren't through yet! Here are TEN MORE... read more

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Man chopping vegetables on his kitchen table
02/09/2019
It seems that everyday consumers are inundated with an array of new fad diets. There are new rules, new requirements, new superfoods, new banned products. And to make matters more confusing, the... read more
Three containers of combined plant proteins in vegetarian meals.
01/16/2019
All nutrients come from the sun or the soil. Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin,” is created when skin is exposed to sunlight. Everything else comes from the ground. Minerals originate from the earth,... read more
Assortment of green fruits and vegetables on wooden table.
04/06/2018
Bite-Sized Change After 13 years of pescetarianism, I might be reconsidering prosciutto and fried chicken. Tragic, to my purist, animal-loving friends, yes. But I feel like I don’t see the... read more
Pile of colorful vegetables spilling across wooden table
02/27/2018
Referring to heart disease, Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD asks, “Why is there reticence to provide the public with guidelines that will spare them this disease or its progression?” in... read more
Black ceramic bowl filled with powdered turmeric
01/12/2018
By Natural Blaze Inflammation is considered one of the most formidable causes of disease! Quell the pain and inflammation with your own DIY supplement superfood. Try these easy and... read more
Shirtless male torso and hand holding fruit and vegetables
10/10/2017
Belly up to the bar before banishing your belly at the gym. No workout is going to give you the results you want if you're not properly hydrated and fueled to make it through in top form. Here are... read more
Healthy morning glory muffins arrange don green plate in pink wrappers.
07/11/2017
by Sheri Wetherell | Foodista ​Good Morning! The 70s was a time known for hippie foods like GORP (the original trail mix known in its long form as Good Ole Raisin Peanuts), homemade yogurt, and... read more
Woman dressed in white t-shirt cutting vegetables in modern kitchen.
06/20/2017
Healthy Eating A vegan diet is healthy, nutritious, and good for the body, mind, and planet. Cooking vegan food doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming. With a few fresh ingredients... read more
An array of colorful vegetable laid out on cutting board
06/17/2017
We recently brought you ten amazing reasons to shift to a plant-based diet, from resolving several diseases and conditions to weight los and fitness. But we aren't through yet! Here are TEN MORE... read more

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